Joseph F. Truncale
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CH701/Jabiru2200 Motor Mount For Sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph F. Truncale Apr 21, 2012. 6 Replies

Removed from my new build, not painted, but drilled and trimmed. Will sell for half price ($345) of new ($695); includes shipping to lower 48.Continue

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Started Nov 25, 2010 0 Replies

This is what I think. I don't know much yet.I found with the first wing skin that my fingers left prints on the surface that won't clean up. I think even a little salty sweat on your fingers etches…Continue


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Thanks So Much for the "More" Button!

Posted on November 7, 2011 at 4:09pm 1 Comment

I've been wishing for the last year and a half to be able to see recent posts.  I go on every day (almost), but they still get past me sometimes.

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At 10:37am on October 25, 2022, Paul H Blanding said…

Hi Joseph ,      I believe that was a Carbon Cub that was featured in a visiting airport in Colorado many years ago when I was a lot thinner and younger .    LOL 

At 4:57pm on October 21, 2019, James Ballenger said…

Good Afternoon,
I am building a 701 and nearing the installation of the controls. I read an article in a zenair newsletter about your modification to the torque tube. I like what you did, it makes complete sense and appears to be a simple solution to a problem with the 701 aileron/elevator coupling. I want to use your modification in my plane. How do you like it ? Would you do anything differently? Do you have additional information on how to complete the modification?
Thanks in advance
Jim Ballenger
Ocala, Florida

At 12:17am on December 2, 2014, Kurt Satter said…

(1) I plan on adding the Viking Nose-gear spring.

(2) I'm only 5'10" so headroom isn't much of an issue, but I'll take a look.

(3) Have you seen the Oshkosh video of the 801 (John Lucassi, I think) with the electric trim on the flaperon?  He used an additional elevator trim kit.

(4) I've been reading about not installing the slats.  Still very much undecided on this option.

(5) Have not given any thought to changing the horiz. stab airfoil.  Will probably add the micro vortex generators.

(6) Looking into the PVC teardrop strut covers.

(7) I'm no bush-pilot, but it's pretty flat down here.

I'm a Software/Industrial Engr. (retired) so I'll probably stick pretty close to the stock 701.  However,  I keep going back to the Viking Engine website.  Chris Heintz red-lined the 701 at 100 hp and something like 165# ... I know Viking 110 (~190#) 701s are flying, so ...  Also, if you check the website, there seems to be a big push on at Viking to get 701 business.  Engine & Firewall Fwd for under $16K.  Add the Viking View EIS and required "installation incidentals" package and you're at about $18K ... the cost of the Jabiru 2200 install.  I've got plenty of time yet, but I really have to think about this ... decisions, decisions, decisions ... Thanks

At 11:39pm on December 28, 2013, joseph aloof said…

hi joe how are things, any newson your build, send me a line  joe,in fl    hapy new year

At 12:20am on May 7, 2012, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Joe,

Didn't make the seats ...Bought them at Aircraft Spruce (NORAL seats).

Mine are part #13-00329 Gray 2 inch cushion type A - the taller ones made for C-172.

I made a bracket from .125 alu and attached the both shoulder harnesses to it . The bracket is riveted to the baggage floor reinforced with an aluminum "L" underneath the floor.

Easy, simple and sturdier than the top side bracket.



At 11:25pm on January 26, 2012, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Joseph,

I did the same thing with my elevator/aileron control thanks to your design. Works real good BUT I would advise to do this when the plane is in the boat stage not when it is finished (like mine). I had to retrofit this mod with the control in the plane because I could not undo the control column from the cockpit (because of my console). Real messy and lots of cursing !!!


At 10:55pm on January 25, 2012, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Joseph,

Shoulder belt attachment was done to the floor of the bagage compartment. I hade to reinforce that structure for it to be properly secured. Original design has a 3 point belt where the top attachment is riveted to the skin and 'L' angle that make the side of the bagage compartment. My way is safer (4 points) and the reinforcement plate I made is sturdier than the original drawing.



At 12:26pm on November 25, 2011, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Joseph,

No problem. This plate is used as a support piece when the CH701 goes on amphibious floats. The wheels are taken off and the plane is lowered onto the spreader bar. The plate is sandwiched between 2 "L" shaped support bolted to the spreader bar. Look at my album "Amphibious floats installation"  and check the picture titled "Main gear rear support".



At 6:58am on November 9, 2011, Geoff Heap said…

Joe. Hi this is Geoff. Spitfire aerodrome is exactly at exit 7 on I295 a couple of miles north of Delaware Memeorial bridge. Where are you?

At 8:07pm on September 29, 2011, David Rees said…

Hi,  rear fuselage and firewall are done, just starting on the forward fuselage.




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